At Marshall Communications, we have the experience to help your city or town grow. We specialize in economic development and have worked with the Maine State Department of Economic and Community Development, the Maine cities of Saco, Sanford, Brewer and Madison, FirstPark business park, the town of Farmington and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

We work closely with your municipal leaders to promote your community and help you create and implement your vision for the future. A strategic marketing and public relations campaign can bring revitalization and new development to cities looking to build on their economic growth potential. You know your community is great to live, work and play in, so let’s get the word out—let us help you rebrand your home and attract new businesses, residents and tourism.

The Marshall Plan®, a proprietary strategic marketing and PR plan fully customized to the goals of each client, is our signature offering and we have deep experience in creating and implementing Marshall Plans® for cities, towns and economic development organizations, in addition to project work and ongoing support. We work with your community members to make your plan according to your dreams and goals for your own community in the future.

There’s nothing cookie-cutter about it.

Emily Roy
“We have found our partnership with Marshall Communications to be incredibly valuable to the City of Saco. Working with Marshall Communications’ talented staff and our stakeholders’ group, we have been able to better organize and prioritize our marketing efforts. Thinking strategically about marketing is essential to our success and will enable us to better monitor our performance. We are so grateful for the guidance we received from the talented staff at Marshall Communications and feel better equipped to move on to the implementation stage!”

Emily Roy
Marketing and Communications Specialist, City of Saco

Gary Samia“I heartily recommend the Marshall Communications team. They helped the City of Sanford to brand itself in a modern, progressive way that all businesses, residents, students and visitors can embrace together.

They provided us with a style guide so all stakeholders can co-brand themselves and already many of our businesses have started using the branding on their own promotional materials. It was a great success and instilled pride among Sanford people.”

Gary Samia
Chairman, Sanford Economic Growth Council

Dana Berry“I have known Marshall Communications for more than 15 years. I found that Marshall Communications’ collaborative approach to working with the committee and other local stakeholders positioned the community and business park for long-term economic growth.

Marshall Communications was a very instrumental factor in the process of attracting the largest greenhouse in the northeast to Madison. Backyard Farms is now the second largest employer in Madison and the largest economic development in Central Maine for many years. I have no hesitation in recommending Marshall Communications to work with any municipality.”

Dana Berry
Former Madison, Maine, Town Manager

Examples of Our Work in Economic Development

City of Saco: Friendly by Nature

Creation of a Refreshed Brand Platform and Strategic Marketing Plan

FirstPark: Central Maine’s Most Connected Business Park

FirstPark contracted with Marshall Communications to develop and implement a customized public relations strategy known as The Marshall Plan®.